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rebelfreak1: All the best,all the time.

Tuesday, 01 January 2013

joanna: Reflection

Reflection. Cheers Jo x

Friday, 28 December 2012

CCowan: Flyer

Ooooooooooh I would love a flyer Jimbo!!! x

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

rebelfreak1: ftao maximus

hi maximus,of course I will send you a flyer,my e-mail addy is on the flyers thread in the forum,send me your address and one will be on its way. jimbo.

Sunday, 16 December 2012

leonacht: Maximus

Hey Maximus in Scotland , your name is synonym for a nice little Flemish ( Belgian ) band : taste it , hear it ! Enjoy this (rainy)sunday . L&S

Sunday, 16 December 2012

iantanner: Thanks Jim

Hi Jim, Kind thanks for the flyer.

Friday, 14 December 2012

joanna: Buxton.....Hi Jim

Hey Jim..You are so busy...not in London either then? It feels odd not being there tonight..Not meant to be for me I guess this time... my tickets have however arrived for Buxton... Is it really only eight weeks... see you then x jo

Thursday, 13 December 2012

maximus: Birmingham Flyer

Jimbo If you have any flyers left, would you please send one to me in Scotland. I will forward my address if you agree cheers Jim

Thursday, 13 December 2012

rebelfreak1: Pocklington continued

....People around me were watching Steve perform for the the first time since the seventies,and some for the first time ever. The feedback I got from them was all positive. Full of surprise and delight,and of course me being me,got quite a few to commit to getting online and booking for Buxton in February,because as I told them,the full rock band show is another experience altogether and not to be missed.Made quite a few very happy with handing out my replenished supply of signed Birmingham flyers,(Thanks Steve once again).All you lucky enough to be at the forum tonight,enjoy and please come back on here or in the forum to post your thoughts. Merry Christmas and a Rebellious New Year, Jimbo. SEE YOU IN BUXTON ABOUT EIGHT WEEKS TIME !

Thursday, 13 December 2012

rebelfreak1: Pocklington.

So after the euphoria of The Symphony hall,we were looking forward to something different at the 3 man shows,and wow did we get it or what! Aborted trip to The Stables for me due to the snow and ice in Scotland the previous night and the next morning delayed my journey back home by six hours.So no way could I get to MK in time,sent a text to Mark (the Phantom) TO apologise to Cheri and Kathy,as I was sitting with them,but Mark filled the empty seat for me and looked after the Californian girls,so no problems. Next up for me on this 40 year expedition was Pocklington in North Yorkshire,no mishaps this time,knocked off work at lunchtime to be on the safe side! Picked the lovely Julie Brown up from her home in West Yorkshire,and got to meet her fantastic Mum,what a cracking lady she is ! Fifty minutes or so later we arrived in the sleepy little Hamlet of Pocklington,looking very seasonal with frost as thick as a dockers butty everywhere and all the Chrissy lights on. Time for a quick booze next door to the venue, a lovely glass of red for Jules,and of course the obligatory pint of real ale for me,(Jennings Cumberland Ale actually and very nice it was too)! So next door we went,front row seats,not a lot of familiar faces,but one or two Jules and myself recognised from previous Yorkshire shows. The Three Amigos walk out on stage (well there wasn't one really),Steve just stood at our feet in front of us,only protected from Julies grasp by the sound monitors between us. Brilliant start with Red is a mean,mean colour,Bed in the corner and Sling it! and the highlight of the night came next for me,one I had never seen live in 40 years of Steve's concerts,Throw your soul down here,and bloody wonderful it was too! Wont spoil it anymore for people off to London tonight,suffice to say the rest of the night was full of surprises,and Barry and James just get better and better.A superb night in a tiny little venue,but it was all the better for that,so intimate and personal

Thursday, 13 December 2012

lucky_lozzy: Camden Forum

Hi Steve, Really looking forward to seeing you tomorrow at the Camden Forum. It was my 29th Birthday on Sunday (9th Dec) and (I know you don't normally accept requests) I would like to know if you could possibly play IRRESTIBLE?!? I met you after your show at the Union Chapel Islington and we had a bit of banter over that particular song... you said that you hadn't played it in a very long time. Kindest Regards, Laura xx

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

MickSheeran: Acoutic 3 Show What times does Steve finish at ?

Hi All, Looking forward to seeing Steve's Acoustic show tomorrow in London. Those who have seen it so far, what time does he tend to finish at ? As I need to plan my trains home to the sticks (mid sussex. Mick

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Carol Knight: Pocklington

Pocklington was fab-u-lous!! All my favourite songs, and the small venue made it feel like we really were on the stage with Steve!! Being a parent like Steve I love it when he talks about his son and sings songs written from the heart for family. Also loved Amalfi, having had a lovely holiday there I totally connect with that thought provoking song. Next time your visiting York Steve come round for a cup of tea!! Carol

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

eileen richards: Ms

I went to see the band at Norwich Arts Centre.A very keen Harley fan in my teens (now in my 50s), I haven't seen him for well over 20 years.A small acoustic venue,in contrast to the large places I had seen him in the past..............but nothing was lost. The charisma,the charm, the meaningful lyrics,which as he said take on different depths and meanings as the years go past. Isn't "Love(Compared With you)" one of the finest love songs ever written? Would really have loved Birmingham but couldn't do it logistically. But glad to be back with you. Followed you for years, even met you twice (Irene Shoulder ring any bells?) and no lawsuits pending!! I also moved from (Greater) London to (Ipswich)Suffolk a decade ago;how about a venue in Suffolk to play,that would be great. Majestic as ever,Steve;funny how things don't change so much!! You still rule! xxx

Monday, 10 December 2012

maximus: Oran Mor

Absolutely brilliant gig but I've seen him twice at the Oran Mor and I don't like the venue. The Alhambra in Dunfermline awaits your presence Mr. Harley.

Sunday, 09 December 2012

CCowan: Glasgow Oran Mor

What an amazing accoustic gig at the Oran Mor, Glasgow. Steve was on top form and looked relaxed and well. Cant believe he opened with my all time favourite track, Red is a mean, mean colour. Loved Friend for Life, Lorretta's Tale and Tumbling Down to name but a few. Got his water bottle at the end!! I would say this gig was on par with Birmingham and in some ways even better. Great night - thanks guys xx

Saturday, 08 December 2012

Stephen R: RNCM Manchester

Just back from Manchester and had to comment on a fantastic performance. Big thanks to Steve and co. for another greatr night in a superb venue. "Bed in the corner/Sling it", "A friend for lfe" and "Tumbling Down" really did it for me. Thanks again!

Saturday, 08 December 2012

Mike C: RNCM Manchester

Outstanding show last night at the RNCM Manchester. We have never been there before, and were really impressed with the venue. Steve, Barry and James gave a wonderful performance, and the sound was just superb. It was good to hear the different arrangements brought into the songs, and they really worked well, making the three piece sound like a much bigger band. Thanks for your hospitality afterwards Steve, and we will see you in Buxton. M&J

Saturday, 08 December 2012

ally: Thank you

It was lovely seeing you again. The concert at the Stables was wonderful. Merry christmas to you all and a happy new year. I look forward to seeing you again at the Stables. It made me very happy that you remembered me. Love from Alison

Saturday, 08 December 2012

Graeme: Royal Northern College of Music

Great packed out acoustic gig last night at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester with what must have been the 1st ever live performance of the White, White Dove (or is it Dooove Mr Griffin?) B-side 'Throw your soul down here'. It sounded great. Totally different gig to the Birmingham Symphony Hall extravaganza, but every bit as enjoyable. Never the same twice. Wonderful!

Saturday, 08 December 2012

Boxsterboy: Rncm

What a stunning performance tonight, great songs ,great musicianship, very funny chats inbetween songs and the sound quality was the best I've ever heard . Well done to everyone involved

Saturday, 08 December 2012

CCowan: Oran Mor

So excited to be going to see Steve again at the Oran Mor tomorrow. Went to Birmingham which was a fab night but love accoustic and Im sure it will be just as good. Was great last year. Couldnt get a seat near the front at the Symphony Hall and was soooooo jealous of the guy who caught the "moothie"!! Can you please throw out some plectrums to the females with the Symphony Hall tshirts??? Would make my night. See you soon xxx

Saturday, 08 December 2012

nobby51: cambridge 5th dec

another great night still have birmingham on my mind so a top up of steve will now keep me going (maybe) untill buxton in feb

Thursday, 06 December 2012

Mindmelding: Sebastian

I'm excited to be coming to the gig in Glasgow this sunday and would love to hear Sebastian live. My grandson born on October 15th 2012 is called Sebastian.

Thursday, 06 December 2012

olsch455: Translation

Vielen Dank rebelfreak1

Wednesday, 05 December 2012

Pandorah: wavendon stables last night

After a such a fabulous exciting concert at the symphony hall in Birmingham going to the stables last night I had my doubts anything would ever exceed the joy or thrills of that evening, but folks I can honestly say that last night in that homely little theatre at wave don I was amazingly surprised beyond belief ! Astonished! From the very first song to the last those three musicians on stage delivered a masterpiece, full of delight drenched in colour, a harlequin. To me it was like being offered a bag of marbles as a child and picking through them one by one with wonder! The multi-coloured fascination of each and every one picked from the bag. No surprise as to what they were but the fascination of discovering that none of them were ever going to be the same as the one before! That’s what those three Guys do to them songs on stage, deliver them in such a way that they are never going to be the same twice, which is why I can happily say to anyone who says “Surely you know all the songs, and how it’s going to be! And what’s coming next! You’ve heard it all before “ WELL NO. ACTUALLY! That’s just it! It’s always full of delightful surprises, a kaleidoscope of colour! Oh and sometimes in that intriguing bag of delights you discover seeming so rare that it just makes you jump for joy! That special sphere, the one you’d never seen before! The one you’d known about but never seen! That unique one, special amongst all the others! Last night was a bag of sheer delight! A mixture full of surprises, brilliant. And I just hope nobody spoils the magic by spilling the beans! Or In this case marbles  on the floor, before you all get to see these acoustic delights. ! Shhh! I’m saying nothing! Just that you’ll all love it. Oh for those who think I may have lost me marbles! I can assure you I am of sound mind  quite pure with clarity when it comes to that Mans Music.

Wednesday, 05 December 2012

StefanieR: other songs from Brum

Hello guys, good to read and see so many enthusiastic replies to the great concert. Also good to see on YouTube "Chameleon - Death trip" and "Mirror Freak". These clips let us ask again for an official DVD or at least CD .... Love to all, Stefanie

Wednesday, 05 December 2012

roadlesspete: mr

Having been athte fabulous Symphony Hall concert, I was simply wondering if there were any plans to make a live DVD or CD of the concert? It was a truly breathtaking and moving experience. Pete Johnson

Sunday, 02 December 2012

rebelfreak1: nice words from olsch455

translation of olsch455 message from below..... I am back in Germany, everyday. Read all the comments of incredible concert at Symphony Hall. Can not find such beautiful, appreciative and respectful words as some write here. Feel the same way. After five more concerts in the last 2 years (Hamburg, Folkestone, 2 at The Stables and now Birmingham) I am once again waiting on the next. Quickly, no matter where. Until then, I have my impressions that I took away. Thanks to all who participated. Every mile was worth it. Thanks also to the photographers for the nice pictures.

Sunday, 02 December 2012

olsch455: zurück aus Birmingham

Bin wieder in Deutschland, Alltag. Lese all die Kommentare zum unglaublichen Konzert in der Symphony Hall. Kann gar nicht solch schöne, anerkennende und wertschätzende Worte finden, wie sie einige hier niederschreiben. Fühle genauso. Nach nun mehr fünf Konzerten in den letzten 2 Jahren( Hamburg, Folkestone, 2x The Stables und nun Birmingham ) freue ich mich schon wieder auf das Nächste. Sicher bald, egal wo. Bis dahin erhalte ich mir die Eindrücke, die ich mitgenommen habe. Danke an Alle, die beteiligt waren. Jeder Kilometer hat sich gelohnt. Danke auch an den Fotografen für die tollen Bilder.

Saturday, 01 December 2012

anthonyday: what happened to beatiful dream?

Reading the programme from saturday night it mentions a bonus track ,beautiful dream? Not on my cavaliers 4cd set is it a secret track ? Does steve mean the working title for such a dream? Anybody know ?

Saturday, 01 December 2012


Last night we saw the greatest rock and roll band in the world play the 02. Was a fabulous night but you know what? Not near as good as the show at the Symphony Hall last Saturday. Well done Steve for putting on the greatest show we have ever seen. Xxx

Friday, 30 November 2012

ruud: re: Stefanie I also say

Stefanie you where happy about it, right? That was enough payment.

Thursday, 29 November 2012 Surely he is not 61 part 2

Every single song took Steve back to his 20s again, and on stage he really looked like he had been stuck in Never Never Land - no, not with Michael Jackson - as a breathtaking energy (thanks Coast of Amalfi...) permeated through his veins and gave him what he deserved; the finest musical spectacle and performance that has graced Symphony Hall. The Times review stated he was 61...I watched and hope that when I reach that age, that energy, power and submission to the music reaches the same levels. Probably much easier now Michael Jackson has gone... Thank you Steve, and the signed photo you sent me for my 21st birthday has never sat prouder on my office desk. Peace.

Thursday, 29 November 2012 Surely he is not 61

Birmingham Symphony Hall. These three words have taken on a new meaning since Saturday 24th November 2012. Part of an extensive venue more used to Tory boys than Crazy Ravers, more roundheads than Cavaliers, more conformists than Rebels. Then Steve came along. Being 26 years old, I have no frame of reference whatsoever for the period when The Human Menagerie or Psychomodo were released. But the relevance of such music in a time of the X-Factor and similar bulls**t has never been more pertinent. The rebellious notes, progressive tones and a maverick attitude to performance demonstrates what the world is missing musically, and what the world is craving right now. A sell out show with a rock band and orchestral ensemble sharing two classic 70s albums. Steve Brookstein, anyone? [A brief digression: rock bands based themselves on the 1950s blues bands which were the first to remove the whole concept of 'orchestra'. Rock bands were the ultimate middle finger to the classical movement. To see that hatred subside is beautiful in itself, and the way Steve Harley involved the orchestra and allowed them to shine was actually very different to other bands with the same concept. Last year's Deep Purple, and Metallica when trying the same thing always forced the orchestra to seem a little out of place before becoming a background hum. Not on Saturday though...] So we return to the gig, the beauty and passion evident in every song. True emotion from within, for the artist rather than the crowd (controversial point but let's go with it), which means you find the artist at his most pure, ethereal and at his peak. Those who were there understand that words do not do justice what the gig managed to achieve. At my age, I feel a fraud for even writing about it. Those who had grown up listening to the band, I envy. I don't envy their lack of hearing from attending far too many concerts however :-p. The gig was perfection. Every single musician shone. Every single song too

Thursday, 29 November 2012

ray scott: A missed opportunity

Read a review of Symphony Hall, kicking myself, been asleep at the wheel...unaware a tour was underway. We'll get to some gig, but that one sounds like a one-off. I first picked up the music as an unexpected side effect of a nerdy activity. I liked Mr Soft which was current at the time. I was building an amplifier from scratch as a project as a 14 year old, partly to please my dad who was an engineer (and is no longer with us so I can say that now). I needed some music to play to test the system - which kept burning out, I never did get it right - so I listened to it over and over. But never more than 50 seconds at a time. Anyway, bought an album to play as background while I tried to fix it, and then another... and so it goes.

Thursday, 29 November 2012

esilanna: Birmingham

Now 49, I first discovered Steve Harley when at the age of 11 I had to complete a school project on music. My peers chose Bay City Rollers and The Osmonds.... My music teacher looked bemused when my choice was Cockney Rebel. Grew up lost in Sebastian and so this concert was especially poignant - loved it. My favourite song of all time Timeless Flight / All the Men are Hungry Thank you Steve - have followed you watching shows at the Brook, Southampton and Shepherds Bush and Bristol.

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Stefanie: I also say

Hi, dear Deb! Hello, Ruud! Just to say SORRY, folks, because I misunderstood you, Ruud, about the party at the "Brasshouse" and to Deb, that we went seperate ways after the concert. I got to know about the "Brasshouse" after I had left Birmingham, honestly. That's why, Ruud, I offered you some pounds, in case we would not have seen each other after the show. Well, I hope for a good and quick opportunity to return the benefits you gave me that night. THANKS a lot, Stefanie

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Kev: Thanks

What a Show! Love Kev&Maveoxo

Thursday, 29 November 2012

bright spark: symphony hall

Steve,thanx for an unforgetable saturday night.So many magical moments,that have already been mentioned.But i would like to add just one more little nugget,Andrew Powells "QUIET PLEASE,FROM THE TOP",stupendous. live cd,dvd,Albert hall,pleeeeease.

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Ziggy Starstruck: A. Hall

Did someone mention Albert Hall, what a lovely chap! Sure he'd welcome you with open arms and a heart filled to bursting with joy!

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

MarkAOwen: What a great night

Wow what a gig, took me back to the 70's when i saw Cockney Rebel at the Bristol Colston hall. Long hair head full of big ideas and the world at my feet , now 52 still got my hair but more importantly can still go and see Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel touring! 3rd time we have seen Steve in the past 2years and every time is a sheer joy! As soon as tour dates come out for 2013', will b planning the next gig, the young aspiring artist of today should take note of how a true artist does it, and needs to look no further than the ever impressive Steve Harley. Have a great Christmas and looking forward to seeing you in 2013.

Tuesday, 27 November 2012 Taken back to my youth

You are now fully entitled to sit back and grin smugly. A superb performance and it certainly took me back to my youth. I have let you music sit idly by for a few years for which I apologise to myself! A great performance and also very moving. I shall be an avid fan again - as I was when I first saw you in Hammersmith Odeon. Thank you

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

theoflyguy: Symphony Hall

Proud browed he sat in his bowler hat Basked in the sun of the musical one....

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

RachelPAtoSH: RAH

Please note: I have only said we "taling about the Royal Albert Hall" - nothing has been settled, not by a long chalk!!

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

carolc57: birmingham

what a fantastic night! everything about it was just brilliant - can't even pick a favourite song, it was just all so great! It was like waiting all year for Christmas then when it arrives it's magical, but over far too quickly!

Monday, 26 November 2012

jan47: Royal Albert Hall

WOW !! Soooo excited to hear about Manchester and the Royal Albert Hall. Looking forward to the CD (and possible DVD) too as a permanent reminder of that night, although the memory will live forever... Thanks again to all involved.

Monday, 26 November 2012

StefanieR: My mother said ....

My mother (aged 85) said before I departed for GB, she likes your music, Steve, and she hates a certain other British singer whose name I am not going to mention here. She did say that, honestly. Best, Stefanie

Monday, 26 November 2012


THANKS for the GRAND event in Brum! And I mean the whole evening. Nothing more to add .... except - WOW, what an experience! Yours sincerely, Stefanie

Monday, 26 November 2012

carlo: my dream is real now

thank you very much for this fantastic concert .it was a big pleasure after 39 years to see you again Steve.My husband and i will never forget that wonderful evening.Now back in Switzerland, i know that my dream is real now.

Monday, 26 November 2012


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